As the ruling All Progressive Party, APC, kicked off its Nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise, a Chieftain of the Party in Ondo State, Hon Jimoh Humility Akeem has urged the Party faithful to turn out enmass for the exercise in order to boost its membership base ahead of the 2023 General Elections
In a statement made available to news men in Abuja on Sunday on the importance of the exercise, Hon Akeem disclosed that if taken seriously the exercise would make the ruling Patty to emerge with greater numerical membership strength and stronger political base ahead of the general Elections based on the disposition of the millions of Nigerians willing to come on board across the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja
He however urged all the Party officials saddled with the conduct of the exercise to be above the board by following the the stipulated guidelines to the letter and to guide against being highjacked by individuals or groups in the overall interest of the Party.
According to him, ” the exercise is a unique one which to me will help to boost our numerical strength nationwide ahead of the general Elections, to this our teeming members and the new ones should come out enmass to partake in so as to to show the nation and the International Community that we are truly on ground
” Our Party members should stay away from all acts that can discredit the exercise, the registration officials should follow the rules and regulations guiding the exercise, we don’t want any thing that will cause any crisis in our Party again, we should see it as a family affairs and erring Party member caught sabotaging the exercise by any form should be sanctioned no matter how highly placed in the society
” Let our Party leaders proceed to their wards immediately to mobilize their people for the exercise as already done by President Muhammadu Buihari who is already on ground in Daura, kastina State ahead of the Noble exercise, this is laudable,we should all emulate him
“Once we are able to get the exercise right, it will give us the opportunity to go into the general Elections as a united family, this will make us to speak in our voice and the polls will be a work over, I can see APC being in power at the centre for donkey years uninterrupted, we should not give our distractors to scatter our Party, they are right there at the corner awaiting for us to make any mistake , so that they can discredit us, we should watch out”
The APC Chieftain then commended the leadership of theParty over the arrangements already put in place in order to make the exercise a huge success and urged members to reciprocate the gesture by abiding by the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of the exercise.